Continuous No-print-through Bipolar Phase-Sheet Wavefront Corrector

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,944.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-1153
Award Id:
82190
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-224-3045
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3 Preston Court, Bedford, MA, 01730
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101184950
Principal Investigator:
TravisSimpkins
Sr. Research Scientist
(781) 275-3100
simpkins@optronsystems.com
Business Contact:
CardinalWarde
Director of Research
(781) 275-3100
warde@optronsystems.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of this SBIR Phase I program is to demonstrate the feasibility of a low-cost, large-bipolar-stroke, high-resolution, VLSI-chip-driven, continuous phase-sheet deformable mirror (with no support-posts) for adaptive-optics wavefront correction for below-the-weather unmanned aerial vehicle satellite communications systems. The proposed device architecture integrates a high-voltage VLSI driver chip with a free-standing reflective membrane-mirror sheet with no support posts, so that the possibility of print through from support posts is eliminated. This MEMS-on VLSI design approach is expected to lead to compact, low-cost, low-weight and low-electrical-power-consumption devices. The ultimate program goal is a device with 10,000 pixels, framing at 5 kHz and costing $5,000 in small quantities.

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